King County Metro cuts Snoqualmie Valley community shuttle bus route

King County Metro has adjusted bus and shuttle routes throughout the region due to reduced revenue and ridership brought on by the coronavirus crisis.

According to King County, the latest financial forecast reflects the dire economic repercussions Metro faces due to COVID-19. As result, King County has been forced to make changes that will affect routes 208 and 628, which serve North Bend and Snoqualmie.

Unfortunately, King County Metro Community Shuttle Route 628 was suspended indefinitely as of Monday, June 22nd. In wake of that suspension, Route 208, with service between North Bend and Snoqualmie to downtown Issaquah, was restored to full service.

The Snoqualmie Community Shuttle Route 628 launched about five years ago and was part of Metro’s Community Connections program, which focused on innovative and cost-efficient solutions in areas where regular fixed-route bus service isn’t the right fit.

Although route 628 was cut, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation (SVT) is still providing transportation in North Bend, Snoqualmie, Fall City, Preston, Carnation and Duvall.

SVT has been running throughout the pandemic, providing door-to-door and fixed route service in the Snoqualmie Valley. SVT services are available to the public Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 5:30AM to 9:30PM.

Fore information and SVT routes visit www.svtbus.org 

Guidelines from King County Metro while riding during COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Ride transit for essential trips only.
  • Wear a mask or face covering.
  • Board and exit through the back door if possible.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance from other riders and Metro staff.

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